Hebes are an evergreen shrub that originated from New Zealand and North America
Hebes are often a plant that are overlooked in a garden centre because unless they are in flower they tend to be rather understated with their green or grey leaves, centred with a single pleat. However when in flower in mid – late Summer it becomes apparent how useful these shrubs can be. Some of the varieties produce the most attractive flowers which are mostly variegated.
Hebes flowers are normally in short stubby clusters or long bottle brush style. They prefer a sunny spot although can be grown in semi – shady areas. They will also grow well in soil which is slightly acidic through to slightly alkaline, conditions which will be found in almost UK gardens. Another advantage is that becuase their nutrient requirement is low they are fairly low maintenance and need little pruning making these plants an easy choice for your garden!